On a special Short Circuit we look at the Constitution, and the constitutional history, of the Golden State. With two state constitutions and conventions in its history, and a multitude of ballot measures amending the state’s highest law, the story of the California Constitution is a turbulent, dynamic, and fascinating look at how constitutions get made in this country. Joining us are two experts who run the California Constitution Center at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. David Carrillo and Stephen Duvernay. We also discuss how to research a state constitution, what resources are available online to both litigators and scholars, and how useful those materials might turn out to be.
Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Short-Circuit-184_otter-FINAL.pdf
IJ’s Conference on the Will of the People, https://ij.org/event/does-the-will-of-the-people-actually-exist/
California Constitution, https://law.justia.com/constitution/california/
California Constitution Center, https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/california-constitution-center/
David A. Carrillo, https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/david-carrillo/
Stephen Duvernay, https://www.law.berkeley.edu/our-faculty/faculty-profiles/stephen-duvernay/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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